It's the first Theme Day of 2011! My favorite photo of 2010 was of the Lewis Mine, which required a fun 8-mile hike that my family and I took in July. Lewis Mine is above Bridal Veil Falls in the Bridal Veil basin. The Lewis Mill was built in 1907 and is said to be one of the most intact examples of historic mining sites in the state. Since it is so remote and only accessible by foot (4 miles from the trailhead), most everything has been left alone up there. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2001, the mill was restored by a State Historical Fund grant and the materials used were flown to the site by helicopter. The elevation at the mine is 12,448 feet above sea level.
Part of the fun for me in looking back over 2010's photos was bringing up the memories that were made while taking them. Here are a few more of my favorites from the year.
I hope everyone has a wonderful 2011!! Here's to another year of blogging!